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What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

Posted by raisedbedgardener 10b OC (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 14, 11 at 11:51

I live in Orange County and was wondering what the best place to buy tropical fruit trees was.


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RE: What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

Your question is too general.

Lowes and Home Depot have some and they take special orders also. I saw mango trees, cherimoya trees, papaya trees, dragon fruit plants, etc., there before.

If you want to try other sources, start with
http://www.crfg.org/nurlist.html


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RE: What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

If you're in OC, you may want to contact Laguna Hills Nursery (they are a web only place right now as they are moving to a new location) but every tree I bought from them has had spectacular results.


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RE: What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

Mimosa LA, Roger Meyers, Exotica with a little drive, Ong's. Plus their is a woman that sells at a Buddhist temple and lots of other small nurseries.

Anything particular you are looking for?

-Ethan


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RE: What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

Ethan, I went to a Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Santa Ana which may be the one you are referring to. The one I went to was up the street from Roger Meyer. None of the trees were named varieties. I was offered a large sapodilla in a 30+ gallon pot for the sale price of $1000. Yes, three zero's. I believe it was on Hazard Ave.


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RE: What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

I have never been Rodney, I've only read about it. That is a lot of zeros!

-E


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RE: What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

go to the goldenwest swapmeet and see if you can find any bargain. there's once place that's got longan tree with really thick trunk, bigger than a quarter maybe the size of a half dollar for 65 bucks.

on sunday there's a guy selling small guava trees for 20 bucks


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RE: What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

Greenthumb International in Lake Forest, has a great selection of Citrus and good prices. They also carry a good range of tropical fruit trees. Between Greenthumb and Roger Meyer, you should be able to find everything you need.


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RE: What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

I'm not that huge a fan of Green Thumb for it's fruit trees. Everything else they have is great but the trees just never impressed me.


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RE: What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

Thanks a lot for all the advice, I will have a lot of places to choose from to buy some fruit trees.

Brian


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RE: What is the best place to buy fruit trees in OC/LA

haha, i drove by this place many times, trying to find the place but didn't step in to see what was inside since it was a temple.

but here is lai thieu nursery owner being interviewed in vietnamese

i guess you can't embed youtube here.

Here is a link that might be useful: interview


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